Symptom 103: District Nine

We start Neil Blomkamp month with a review of District 9. Far more than just a sci-fi action move (which it is, and a good one) It is an interesting commentary on Apartheid but more than that the movie is an intriguing discussion on the cultural tribalism that prevails in humanity to this day. We still, at all levels divide groups into us and them, placing far for value on us than we do on “them”. There is also a sub message within this one that sometimes to find your humanity and compassion you have to lose your own identify, status and belonging with an “Us” group. District is a great piece of science fiction that is well paced, full of meaning and enjoyable, while being accessible to all.